Research

The research team at MMC dedicate their time to understanding our entrepreneurs’ sectors better. Over the last three years, the team has focussed on Artificial Intelligence – a technology that will catalyse change in almost every industry.

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Technology Expertise

Technology Expertise

Emerging technologies create new opportunities for growth and efficiency, transform business models, and change what it takes for companies to succeed. We develop a deep understanding of current and emerging 

technologies – from cloud and mobile computing to AI, blockchain, robotics and quantum computing – to identify companies that will thrive in the technology cycles of today and the coming decade.

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Sector Insight

Sector Insight

From financial services to manufacturing, sectors are experiencing a period of unprecedented change. We have detailed conversations with over 500 buyers every year, and examine extensive market data, to understand deeply the opportunities and dynamics in multiple

markets. By understanding buyer behaviour, we can identify attractive markets and investment opportunities, and help the companies in which we invest to realise their potential.

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Frameworks for Success

Frameworks for Success

What does it take for a company to succeed in an attractive market? We identify the keys to value creation, value realisation and defensibility for companies deploying new technologies or competing in existing markets. 

By developing, and sharing publicly, our frameworks for success we evaluate opportunities faster, more effectively and more openly. We also use our frameworks as a blueprint, to support the companies in which we invest.

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Realising Potential

Realising Potential

We partner with our companies to power their growth. The Insights team spends over 1,500 hours every year working for our portfolio companies on critical projects. Whether supporting a CEO’s strategic decision-making 

by analysing a market’s trajectory, or applying machine learning to supercharge a company’s customer segmentation efforts, we work closely with the companies in which we invest to help them achieve their ambition.

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Our decentralised future? A blockchain primer

By Asen Kostadinov and David Kelnar. In 2018, expectations for blockchain technology, and the value of blockchain currencies, fell to

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The ‘circular economy’: we’re investing in a sustainable future

By Jacqueline Cegla, David Kelnar & Asen Kostadinov. At MMC Ventures we’re making an exciting, emerging theme — the ‘circular

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MMC Ventures AI masterclass: Development & Data

Dr. Dejan Petelin, Head of Data for Gousto, explains how to develop an effective data strategy for AI at the

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MMC Ventures AI masterclass: Talent

At MMC’s recent AI Masterclass, Founder and Chief Data Scientist of Signal, Miguel Martinez, shares his experiences of structuring AI

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MMC Ventures AI masterclass: Strategy

At MMC’s recent AI Masterclass, Founder and CEO of Peak, Richard Potter, answers questions including, how do I develop an

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The MMC Ventures AI Masterclass

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AI radiology: market dynamics and success factors for early stage companies

Read this post to understand why we’re excited about digital health Reach me on Twitter (Tom Moon) to discuss digital health.

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‘The Disruptors’ — Unique insight into Europe’s 1,600 AI startups (Part 2)

“One in 12 startups is now an ‘AI startup’. Europe’s 1,600 AI startups — ‘The Disruptors’ — are maturing, bringing

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‘The State of AI 2019: Divergence’ — a quick read deck

100,000 people have read our ‘State of AI 2019: Divergence’ report or watched the keynote. It’s an invaluable guide to

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Introducing The AI Playbook: your blueprint for AI success

“Our AI Playbook is an accessible, step-by-step guide to taking advantage of AI in your business.” Embracing AI can seem

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‘The Disruptors’ — Unique insight into Europe’s 1,600 AI startups (Part 1)

“One in 12 startups is now an ‘AI startup’. Europe’s 1,600 AI startups — ‘The Disruptors’ — are maturing and

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Sky News: launch of the MMC Greater London Fund

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The State of AI 2019: Keynote – David Kelnar – MMC Ventures

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Beyond The Hype: AI – episode 6 with Ilyas Khan (Cambridge Quantum Computing)

What is quantum computing? How will it impact AI? When? In our series finale we go ‘Beyond The Hype’ with

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Beyond The Hype: AI – episode 5 with Rob High (IBM Watson)

Why does AI differ from previous technology revolutions? Has the adoption of AI moved beyond the ‘innovators’ to become mainstream?

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Beyond The Hype: AI – episode 4 with Dr. Janet Bastiman (StoryStream)

How does AI work? When does AI break down? Will artificial neural networks start to resemble biological neural networks (animals’

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Beyond The Hype: AI – episode 3 with Steven Roberts and Rob Otter (Barclays)

How can today’s leading companies survive, and thrive, in the age of AI? We go ‘Beyond The Hype’ with Barclays,

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Beyond The Hype: AI – episode 2 with Dr. Ali Parsa (Babylon Health)

How can AI put accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of every person on Earth? We go ‘Beyond The Hype’

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Beyond The Hype: AI – episode 1 with Dr. Joseph Sirosh (Microsoft)

What impact will AI have in the decade ahead? What’s most misunderstood about AI? As AI enters the ‘plateau of

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The 7 dynamics shaping AI Services

Software may be eating the world, but for every £1 spent on enterprise software, £3 is still spent on IT Services?—?consulting,

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The MMC AI Investment Framework: 17 success factors for the age of AI

Artificial intelligence?—?specifically, machine learning (ML)?—?is a powerful ‘enabling technology’ that represents a paradigm shift in software capability. (New to AI? Read

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AI in the UK: Landscape and learnings from 226 startups

With every paradigm shift in technology, waves of innovation follow as companies improve and then reimagine processes. Today we are in

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The fourth industrial revolution: a primer on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

“The last 10 years have been about building a world that is mobile-first. In the next 10 years, we will

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